Alina Troyano Writing Styles in I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures

Alina Troyano
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The compilation of plays and screenplays written by author Alina Troyano are presented in the format of a script wherein each character is ostensibly speaking for himself or herself. As with any live or filmed performance art, the author speaks through her characters. In these plays, there are obvious relationships between the various works after reading through the entire collection. Many of the same causes and themes are repeated throughout the collection. Some of Troyano's issues are women's rights, the nurturing of the self, the identity of minorities, and the acceptance of non-conventional performance artists and non-traditional lifestyles.

Just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, humor is in her ear and sense of comedy. The ribald tone and bawdy humor that is featured throughout most of the works is undoubtedly designed for a target demographic. There is a repetitious mixture of sexual innuendo and low-brow...

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